Posts Tagged ‘Edington’

Edington Monastery Gardens

May 17, 2016

No. The Monastery Gardens at Edington are not in Market Lavington. But in the early years of the twentieth century they were a regular venue for church treats. Mr Burgess, the Market Lavington photographer often accompanied these trips. He, no doubt, had an eye to the chance of selling lots of copies of photos. Aspects were well recorded.

Here the Market Lavington band has been captured on photo. They are entertaining a vast crowd of people.

rket Lavington Prize Silver Band entertain at Edington Monastery Gardens in about 1912

Market Lavington Prize Silver Band entertain at Edington Monastery Gardens in about 1912

This is a lovely photo in its own right but we do have an ulterior motive for showing it.

We were recently visited by the current head gardener at these gardens along with his partner. She also gardens there. They want to recreate some of the former glories of the area and in seeking information and pictures they found this blog. But our interest, inevitably, is a bit niche. We only have a record of Market Lavington people at the gardens in the region of 100 years ago. There may well be other people with many more images than we have who could offer more help.

If you could help with this project then get in touch with us and we’ll pass your message on.

Maybe in the future we could be enjoying a day at these gardens with boating on the lake and a band on the lawn. Possibly, it could be the current Market Lavington band.

 

 

More from Edington Priory Gardens

June 8, 2015

A week or so ago we showed a picture – mostly of women – enjoying a church day out at Edington Priory Gardens.

Almost immediately, we were sent another photo of the same group of people on the same occasion which we think was about 1911.

Charming group at Edington Gardens in about 1911

Charming group at Edington Gardens in about 1911

Here we have an absolutely charming photo of the group on a seesaw. The one name we have is the lady on the right, seemingly being cuddled by the chap. She is Olive Borer, grandmother of the person who sent the photo.

We’d love to know other names, of course.

Edington Monastery Gardens

February 22, 2014

We know from previous posts that Edington Monastery Gardens was a popular destination from Market Lavington. We have seen photos of the Congregational Church treats at this venue. You could click here or here or even here to see posts about the gardens

In one of the posts we featured a card of the gardens, but here we’ll look at that in more detail.

Edington Monastery Gardens were a popular day out venue for Market Lavington folk

Edington Monastery Gardens were a popular day out venue for Market Lavington folk

First of all, we’ll look at the credits on the card.

The card was produced by Burgess and Sons of Market Lavington

The card was produced by Burgess and Sons of Market Lavington

Our very own Mr Alf Burgess (or his sons) took the photos and made the card. A chap called F S Marsh owned the gardens.

 

F S Marsh was the proprietor

F S Marsh was the proprietor

Certainly a Frederick Sugden Marsh lived in the area. He was a shop keeper.

Mr Burgess has taken a variety of photos in and around the gardens.image005

Here we have the 1st class pavilion

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This photo was taken on one of the Market Lavington Congregational Church outings.

Edington Priory Church – these days a venue for concerts as well as services.

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Once again we see our Alf Burgess with an eye to the main chance. Presumably this card could be sold to visitors from elsewhere.

 

In a Monastery Garden (3)

January 16, 2014

Edington Monastery Gardens was a place deemed fit for a day out for groups of Lavington folk. In two previous instalments headed ‘In a Monastery Garden’ we have seen outings from the Congregational Church in Market Lavington enjoying grand days out before the outbreak of the First World War. Today we are moving into the 1920s and see another group of people from our parish enjoying a row on the lake.

People from Lavington enjoying a day out at Edington Monastery Gardens in the 1920s

People from Lavington enjoying a day out at Edington Monastery Gardens in the 1920s

We know next to nothing about these gardens, except that they were a popular venue.

The photographer has captured a lovely shot of Lavington people enjoying what would still have been a rare day out. Sadly, we do not know who the people are.

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